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Filled: Household Manager, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

Updated: Jul 24, 2021

Household Manager

Location: Rancho Santa Fe, CA. USA

Type: Full Time Min. Experience: 5+ Years

Approx. Start Date: ASAP

Salary: $80k - $90k per year + Benefits

Living situation: Live Out (Must live close to RSF)


Handgraaf Estates is a privately held luxury company in San Diego that provides the highest level of Private Staffing and Estate Management. We tailor our service to the exact needs of every client and strive for nothing less but the highest level of service.



Couple, both entrepreneurs and CEOs of high growth companies with 1 infant child is seeking a Full Time Household Manager/Housekeeper. This is a Full-Time role with a minimum of 40 hours per week guaranteed, 6 days per week (at least 1 weekend day).

Privacy is extremely important both personally and professionally. Highest level of confidentiality is required, and the candidate will need to sign a legal document outlining confidentiality and non-disclosure as well as pass an extensive background check.


  • This is a hands-on role, looking for a “Jill of all trades” to roll up sleeves and get things done.

  • Clean residence daily, with deep cleaning schedule and change sheets properly.

  • Can bring in specialty cleaners for certain projects (window cleaning, power washing, high cleaning, etc.)

  • Doing laundry, picking up dry cleaning, and straightening away and organizing clothing and other personal items.

  • Discretion needed and non-judgement is a must.

  • Loading and emptying the dishwasher and putting away kitchen items

  • Ensure garbage and recycling is dealt with properly.

  • Ordering and breaking down boxes.

  • Shopping for food, supplies, and other requested items, and occasionally prepping meals.

  • Culinary skills are appreciated but regular cooking is not required.

  • Arranging appointments for personal needs.

  • Scheduling home maintenance and repair work, and supervising projects.

  • Prep for guests, help with entertaining and working during parties (often on holidays).

  • Scheduling and managing maintenance of automobile.

  • Running errands and performing necessary tasks.


  • Actively observes and reports anything requiring immediate attention.

  • Seek to find solutions independently first.

  • Research and recommend the best options for cleaning and minor repairs and seeks approval before taking action.

  • Ensure all cleaning equipment & housekeeping tools are maintained and in good working order and are being properly cared for.

  • Update, track and schedule maintenance for any cleaning related services or equipment when needed.

  • Ensure all housekeeping products are consistently up to par; savvy and cost-conscious: ordering bulk when possible.

  • Inspection of all linens and towels regularly making notes and reporting when items need to be replaced or are damaged.

  • Ensure all housekeeping storage areas are clean and organized and shelves are clearly labelled.

  • Inspect cleanliness of residences from top to bottom, inspecting all furniture, carpets, upholstery, floors, blinds, windows, curtains, etc.

  • Check the consistency of all rooms and ensuring all items are in the appropriate places and standards are met.

  • Clean furniture and fixtures as directed while using only approved products.

  • Organize personal items and closets as directed.

  • Perform and manage laundry needs.

  • Sort and wash laundry using machines or by hand as required.

  • Assist as needed with changing and making the bedding, adhere to time schedule.

  • Gather, empty and clean trash bins daily.

  • Dusting furniture, walls, machinery, and equipment.

  • Carry linens, towels, bathroom items and cleaning supplies from room to room.

  • Maintain a professional appearance.

  • Ensure assigned areas are clean and sanitized.

  • Wash, dust, polish, vacuum, and sweep assigned areas.

  • Clean sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets according to prescribed sanitary standards.

  • Polish fittings and fixtures, clean mirrors, and windows.


  • Must be Fluent in English with exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Minimum of 5 years of related professional experience working in a high-level private home in a similar role or capacity.

  • Tech skills (can send emails, manage calendars, using features of a smart home)

  • Excellent references required from both current and previous employers.

  • Valid Driver’s License; confident and responsible driver.

  • Must agree to and pass a thorough background and reference check.

  • Must be legally able to work in the United States.


  • Full time Nanny

  • Night Nanny/Baby Nurse

  • Part Time Housekeeper


  • Principal’s First. Ability to stay focused on meeting and exceeding the Principals needs

  • Learn from mistakes. Able to admit mistakes upfront and seeks the truth. Learns and grows from mistakes. Makes thoughtful choices and provides solutions to avoid future mistakes.

  • Conscientious. Finishes duties mindfully, effectively, and promptly.

  • Dedication. Shows a deep commitment to the role and people.

  • Accountable. Takes ownership of tasks and time for due diligence.

  • Independent. Thinks, acts, and finds solutions independently.

  • Resilience. Does not complain or shy away from assigned work. Confronts difficulties with a positive outlook.

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